World News of the Week – October 16 to October 22, 2017

Syrian Democratic Forces celebrate victory in Raqqa (Reuters)

In Brief: Syrian Democratic Forces backed by U.S. defeats ISIS in Raqqa, hundreds killed in wave of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, Spanish government revokes Catalan autonomy, PM Abe massively wins national election, Iraqi forces take control of Kurdish oil fields, Israel defies E.U. and will build more settlements, young conservative leader elected in Austria, populist billionaire elected in the Czech Republic, China’s President sets vision for country in 3 hour speech at Communist Party Congress, Turkish government detains thousands, dozens of police officers killed in Egypt, Somalian president announces ‘state of war’ after death toll reaches 358, 37-year-old labor party leader named PM of New Zealand.

Syria

Afghanistan

Spain

Japan

Iraq

Israel

Indonesia

Myanmar

Italy

Zimbabwe

Portugal

Philippines

United Kingdom

India

Turkey

Peru

Togo

Norway

Uganda

China

Qatar

The United States of America

Libya

Iran

Venezuela

Malaysia

Yemen

Malta

Russia

Kosovo

Tunisia

Egypt

Canada

Somalia

Sweden

Poland

Bosnia

Germany

New Zealand

Pakistan

Vietnam

South Africa

South Sudan

North Korea

Austria

Colombia

Malawi

Palestine

Slovenia

Czech Republic

Argentina

Nigeria

Ethiopia

Niger

Chile

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